​Brunswick Secondary College is a multicultural school community that welcomes international students from many different countries.

International Students and their families are attracted to Brunswick Secondary College for a variety of reasons: its attractive and safe environs, its proximity and links with the cultural heart of Melbourne and its reputation for supporting students to achieve their best.

At Brunswick Secondary College, International students are fully integrated into the life of the college. This assists them to make rapid progress in learning English, developing supportive relationships with other students and meeting the challenges of integrating into a different culture and education system. International Students are also able to participate in the many cocurricular opportunities we offer at the college.

Students from overseas are supported by our International Students Coordinator, Level Coordinators and the Pathways Coordinator. They participate in the Right Start Program where all new students are given a  buddy ( mentor) from the same year level to help them to settle quickly into their new school.

The International Students’ Coordinator organises regular  meetings for our international students and they also enjoy the individual support provided through the EAL Homework Club.

Please read the International Student Pre-departure Handbook to find out more about living and learning in Brunswick including communications, Visa and employment rights and more.

Please refer to the college Homestay Policy document at the bottom of this page for information and procedures regarding these arrangements.

Below are a number of links that can tell you more about living in Melbourne and studying at Brunswick Secondary College:

Joining our Community

Cultural Information

Legal Services

Healthcare & Wellbeing

Student Obligations

Translation Services

International Student Enrolment Process and further information

All applications are processed through the DET – International Education Division
Note that this information can be read in Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean.

Visit the DET website and follow the links to apply

Enrolment enquiries can be submitted:

via email international@edumail.vic.gov.au
​via post DET – International Education Division
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne Victoria 3001
​via telephone ​+ 61 3 9637 2990
​via facsimile ​+ 61 3 9637 2184 or
+ 61 3 9651 4424

Once an application has been forwarded from the International Student Division to Brunswick Secondary College, the college will check placement availability for the Year Level requested. If placement is available, the college will arrange a skype interview meeting (including a translator as required) during which an Oral and Literacy Assessment Task must be completed by the student.

Following the completion of this process, students and families will be advised of confirmation of placement.